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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
Jan. 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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Slam Try with 4!S Over 1NT Opener
Note: Our Stayman always has four spades if invitational. With an invitational hand and four hearts, we transfer to hearts. With 4M and choice of games, we bid 3 as "puppet". After 1NT-2; 2 we play: 2 = F1 with four spades. May be weak/strong with ...
Natural Club Responses to 1!S?
3 clubs invitational with real suit (not sure its my favourite though). 5 clubs natural "to play" (haven't ever bid it).
Strong club, 4c major system
Marshall Miles in his book "My System: The Unbalanced Diamond" also used both 1 and 2 as strong bids.
Strong club, 4c major system
Ken Rexford's book "Modified Italian Canapé System" could be a good resource.
Discuss this convention
I think Larry Lowell has a lot of experience with these bids, so perhaps send him a message here on BW? Here's an older system of his: (page 54 and 55 is about the 2M openings). He seems to use 2NT as Lebensohl ...
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: AKQ87 K432 32 KT
Not sure if its normal to play like this, but when I played 2/1 GF we used responder's preference to 2M (2 in this sequence) as an artificial waiting bid, typically showing a minimum (and no desire to bid 2NT). If you had three card support you ...
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
We play limited openings (11-16) but I think our methods could be used over standard 1M openings too. We play 2C as GF relay and use 2M-1 as a transfer raise. 2NT is GF+ Jacoby which doesn't want to use relays. All in all: 1H-- 2C = GF relay, could ...
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
I think it makes sense for these kind of bids to be limited, but perhaps not quite as limited as the Bergen variant :) Grue-Moss uses the bid two steps under 3M (so 1-3 and 1-3) as: a) Limit raise with 4. b) Bad GF. c) Good ...
(1!D) precision can be 2+, 3!D and 3NT overcall
We use: Pass = Could be strong NT. Could be diamonds. Dbl = Take-out of diamonds, but only 2+ clubs required. 1NT = 4M and 5+m, about 11-16. 2 = Natural. 2 = Weak hearts, or 5-5 majors constructive. 2 = Weak both majors (Ekren style). 2 = Weak. 2NT = 5-5 hearts ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
A version of this is very popular at my local club. We call it "Repeated major suit ask" (freely translated from Swedish). After Stayman, you can bid 3 to ask again, and opener will show if he has extra length in the majors: 3 = No extra length (so ...

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